Friday, July 26, 2013

7/26/13 Report - 17th-century Wreck, Google Maps, Deep Water Wreck, CIA Museum, and Dorian

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Shipwreck Artifacts

These artifacts include 17th-century Dutch paving bricks, cobble stones, 17th-century Sgraffito sherds, and pipe stems which were excavated from a shipwreck 10 feet deep in the St. Mary's River.

The ballast rocks are thought to be from England.

Here is the link to the photo gallery and more of the story.

Crews from Google are now creating panoramic photo views of Florida's beaches that will soon be available through Google Maps.

Here is that link.

Deep Water Wreck
Photo: Noaa

A 19th century shipwreck found by the Shell Oil Company is said to be the deepest currently being excavated in US waters.  The wreck is 4,300 feet beneath the surface.  Artifacts and two other wrecks were found nearby.

NBC News reports on a secret CIA museum that you will probably never see.  The museum contains artifacts such as the AK-47 found beside Osama Bin Ladin when he was killed.

Learn more.

Here you see the latest projected track for Dorian which brings it near the Bahama by Wednesday.

It does no appear to be strengthening.  As far as I'm concerned that is good.  It doesn't take a massive hurricane to improve hunting conditions.

On the Treasure Coast we still have winds from the west and very smooth seas.

At this point the surf web sites are not predicting any big surf with Dorian.  The only thing they are showing now is 2 - 4 feet by next Tuesday.  That isn't much.  Of course, things could change by then.

We've been having very smooth water and a nice low tides.  There have been a good number (not a huge number) of fossils seen on the beach fronts where there are shells.  William M. found sharks teeth on Hutchinson Island, and I saw some fossils, including a fossil horse tooth.

There have been a lot of salvage boats working lately.  I saw about a half dozen at one beach yesterday.

So right now with the current beach conditions, it would be very very unusual to find a shipwreck coin or cob on the beach, which makes the button I showed yesterday all the more unusual.  It is more likely that you will see conglomerates near the beach fronts.  And of course with the hot weather and smooth seas, the water is very inviting right now even though the shallow areas will generally be very sandy.

Happy hunting,